Offset Your Footprint

Corporations, institutions, and organizations can purchase credits to offset your climate footprint.

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Establishing Your Annual Climate Footprint

The first step in offsetting your climate footprint is to understand its full scope. (If you are not interested in offsetting your footprint, you can still invest in solutions). The Registry's comprehensive climate accounting approach provides the most complete picture of your organization’s climate footprint ever available. Here’s how:

  • In addition to annual greenhouse gases, the footprint includes all other contributing climate pollutants and factors, as well as accumulating emissions, based on the latest IPCC consensus climate science.
  • The assessment can zero in on specific time periods, for instance, from now to 2030, or from now to 2050.

This comprehensive approach sets you on a path to greater mitigation opportunities and success.

Purchase Offset Credits

Our Registry offers verified credits that are available from projects to purchasers as credits for offset or investment purposes, or in support of climate stabilization targets.

Verified credits provide a more complete accounting of the benefits of reducing or removing well-mixed GHGs, as well as high-potency short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and other climate forcers, such as changes in albedo. Verified credits are calculated based on updated, scientifically peer-reviewed climate accounting protocols developed in accordance with the latest IPCC climate science.

In addition, the future value of projects can be calculated for fixed time horizons, such as from project onset date to 2030 or 2050, as well as over a time horizon of 100 years. This precise, multi-pronged approach builds in added level of transparency and understanding among both buyers and sellers of credits of how projects can support near-term and long-term climate mitigation goals.

All credits are sold by vintage year -- that is, the year for which they are relevant.

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    1. Contact the Registry

    Complete a short online Application Form so that we can learn more about your interests.

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    2. Review Manual and Agreement

    Review the Purchaser Manual, which explains the process, then Contact the Registry to receive, review and sign the Registry Service Agreement.

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    3. Establish Your Climate Footprint

    Provide data and documents to determine your organization’s Climate Footprint, which will include existing carbon footprint documentation if applicable.

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    4. View Available Credits

    Visit the Registry Portal to review available estimated and verified credits for purchase.

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    5. Purchase Offset Credits

    Select available credits, and retire credits to obtain offset value.

Calculate Your Climate Footprint

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    Your climate footprint is your annual contribution to global RF, based on your organization’s activities, use of energy and resources, supply chains, and products. This includes Scopes 1, 2 and 3.